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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10744: Adam Tomkins (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 14 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-09897 by Mark McDonald on 7 July 2017, which local authorities are not making use of the Adoption Register, and for what reason.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 24 August 2017

The only local authority who has not made use of the Adoption Register is the Western Isles. This is due to the fact that the Western Isles have not had any adopters in the last three years and the number of children requiring adoption is minimal.

It is important to note that there are varying degrees of engagement with the different services the Adoption Register offers, i.e. exchange days, online service and activity days and this results in more contact with some local authorities than others.